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Pictures of Quantock Hills

a Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the county of Somerset

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About Quantock Hills

This beautiful range of hills is a part of England where stags and deer can still be seen roaming freely. In many ways the scenic beauty of the hills is similar to Exmoor, but is lacking in Exmoor's romantic bare horizons for in many places the Quantocks are more heavily wooded.

The range of hills covers some 12 miles long, 3 miles wide at the highest point is around 1300 feet. It is particularly imposing and a sharp contrast to Somerset's flatter countryside sprawled out below the Mendip Hills. At the top, the landscape is covered with heather, bracken and bushes of wild fruit. From certain parts along the ridge it is possible to see the Bristol Channel and on a clear day you can see the dramatic panorama of the coast of Wales.

The forests of the Quantocks have never been Royal, following the Conquest it was split and parcelled out to Norman baron's, history records these lands have changed families less than in most areas, maybe this is the reason they remain unspoilt and very beautiful.

Beneath the hills there are lovely villages and a fertile landscape of farms with fields full of ripening corn. Exploring these little villages is well worth the time, for often you can come across the unexpected tucked away in a leafy lane!

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Recommended towns & villages near Quantock Hills

Thatched houses in the village of Holford on the edge of the Quantock hills, Somerset

Holford (4 Pictures)

(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction E)

Holford lies in a peaceful wooded valley at the foot of the lovely Quantock Hills crowning the landscape where the county of Somerset sweeps towards the coast...

Minehead Station.

Minehead (119 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction W)

Minehead is a quintessential English seaside resort on the beautiful Somerset coast whose mild climate has been a magnet for visitors since Victorian times. At the end of Quay.....

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Selworthy Green (26 Pictures)

(13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction W)

Selworthy Green is the start of a picturesque walk through steep woodlands to the gorse-gold and heather clad summit of Selworthy Beacon from which there are magnificent views over the undulating countryside...

A packhorse bridge in the village of Winsford on Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

Winsford (3 Pictures)

(14.6 miles, 23.5 km, direction W)

One of the prettiest and most unspoilt of villages, steeped in history and mentioned in the Domesday book..

Porlock Bridleway

Porlock (49 Pictures)

(15.3 miles, 24.6 km, direction W)

Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....

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Recommended attractions near Quantock Hills

Halsway Manor Children's Festival

Halsway Manor (4 Pictures)

(2.3 miles, 3.8 km, direction S)

Halsway Manor is unique residential Folk Centre set on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills in West Somerset. Set in.....

Dunster Castle

Dunster Castle & Garden (40 Pictures)

(8.6 miles, 13.8 km, direction W)

The high walls of Dunster Castle look down over the quaint village of Dunster from its imperious setting atop of a classically.....

Taunton Castle, Taunton, Somerset

Taunton Castle (1 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction SE)

The turbulent past of historic Taunton Castle, is masked by its transformation into a luxurious comfortable hotel with an award.....

Snowdrops at Otterhead. The Blackdown hills in the county of Somerset, England

The Blackdown Hills (20 Pictures)

(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction S)

Fascinating scenic area where you can enjoy an extraordinary variety of scenery ranging from tiny coppices to vast woodlands, all.....

Sunset, Birnbeck Pier,Weston-Super-Mare

Birnbeck Pier (1 Pictures)

(16.6 miles, 26.8 km, direction NE)


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